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Former Texas tennis coach Michael Center pleads guilty in admissions scandal

Former University of Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center has agreed to plead guilty in connection with the nationwide college admissions scandal and will admit to accepting $100,000 for helping the son of a California venture capitalist get into the university under false pretenses in 2015, according to the U.S. Read More

Texas fires men’s tennis coach Michael Center in college admissions scandal fallout

After placing Longhorns tennis coach Michael Center on administrative leave following his arrest Tuesday, the University of Texas announced Wednesday it had terminated the veteran coach’s employment partway through his 19th season with the program. Federal authorities have accused Center of accepting $100,000 in 2015 to help a California student … Read More

Texas president Fenves: Safety taken seriously, but Bevo’s here to stay

As far as University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves is concerned, Bevo XV remains “a great symbol for the university” even though the longhorn mascot lunged out of his corral at the Sugar Bowl amid a crush of photographers and other onlookers. “We take the safety very seriously, but we’re … Read More

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UT regents OK plan for Texas’ new $300 million arena to replace the Erwin Center

The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Thursday authorized the flagship campus in Austin to partner with a company that will pay to build and then operate a $300 million basketball and multipurpose arena. The arena, to be built at what is now a parking lot just south … Read More

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University of Texas announces settlement amount in Bev Kearney discrimination case

The University of Texas has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by Bev Kearney after she was forced out as women’s track coach in 2013, according to a copy of the settlement obtained Monday by the American-Statesman through an open records request. Kearney, … Read More

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Texas alumni group cancels torchlight portion of rally ahead of OU game

A traditional torchlight parade in advance of Saturday’s University of Texas football game against the University of Oklahoma has been canceled this year and for the foreseeable future as a result of violence and chaos in Charlottesville, Va. However, students will still walk to the Main Mall just south of … Read More

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Texas regents approve pay raise for women’s basketball coach Karen Aston

A healthy boost in pay for Karen Aston, the women’s basketball coach at the University of Texas, was approved Friday by the UT System Board of Regents as expected. Aston’s annual guaranteed compensation rose $156,187, or 25 percent, to $777,500. Nonguaranteed pay, based on how well the team does, could … Read More

UT regents approve settlement with ousted AD Steve Patterson

University of Texas regents unanimously approved a settlement agreement Thursday with Steve Patterson, who was ousted last week as men’s athletics director. The UT System Board of Regents authorized university President Gregory L. Fenves to firm up the agreement with the approval of system Chancellor Bill McRaven and two other … Read More

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Texas AD Dodds stepping down

Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds will announce Tuesday afternoon that he will step down next August after 32 years in the position, three well-connected sources told the American-Statesman on Monday. Dodds, 76, will announce his retirement after vigorously denying a report earlier this month that he would leave his job … Read More